Guest articles

In regular intervals guest articles will be published on this blog.

Authors appear in alphabetical order

Dr. Baerbel Diehr

Dr Baerbel Diehr studied English and Educational Science before she became a grammar school teacher. She then taught at the University of Bochum on secondment where she completed her PhD on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Subsequently she worked in TEFL teacher training at the teacher training institute in Hagen. She became a professor of English studies at the University of Education in Heidelberg and is currently a professor of Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the University of Wuppertal.
This is her guest article CLIL – an all-rounder? – In two languages!

Verena Fries
Verena Fries studied Social Pedagogy (Diploma) in Koblenz and Teaching English as a Foreign Language and History  at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. After her exam she was a research assistant at Prof. Hallet’s chair. After taking her second teacher exam at a teacher training college she was a appointed at Wilhelm-Leuschner-School in Mainz-Kostheim (a comprehensive school) as a teacher of English, History and Media Education. She is currently a tutor of a 9th grade class.
This is her guest article “I’ve got a story to tell.” Comics as a Competence Task

Justus Grebe

Justus Grebe is currently studying English and History for a teacher’s degree (Gymnasium) at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. He is working as a student assistant at the Chair of Didactics of History, where he is also involved in a research project on historical discourses of the New Right.

Read his guest article The New London Group Revisited

Alexander Hallet

Alexander Hallet studied German and English for Grammar Schools (Gymnasium) at the University of Trier, Germany. He took his teaching degree in 2013-14 at the Teacher Training Seminar in Saarbruecken. Since February 2015 he is a teacher of English and German at the Integrated Comprehensive School in Morbach. He also mentors the project “Youth debates” there. He is the author of articles on teaching foreign languages and edited a special issue on music for Der fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch, a German journal for teaching English as a foreign language.
This is his guest article on musical literacy

Jesse Jacovini

Jesse Jacovini is an academic assistant at Wolfgang Hallet’s chair in the Department of English at Justus Liebig University Giessen. He graduated in Teaching English as a Foreign Language with a prizewinning thesis on “English language teaching to migrants in multilingual classrooms”.

This is his guest article:  Transmigration and English language learning

Leonhard Krombach 

Leonhard Krombach is a PhD student at the Department of English at Justus Liebig University Giessen and a research assistant at Prof. Dr. Eva Burwitz-Melzer’s chair.

Here is his article  The CEFR Companion Volume

 Özlem Nalbantoglu

Özlem Nalbantoglu studied English Language Teaching at Istanbul University, Turkey. During her studies, she had an Erasmus exchange semester at the University of Flensburg, Germany. Having received her degree, she did an Erasmus internship as an English teaching assistant in a CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) school in Valencia, Spain for half a year. Currently, she is a M.A. student of Teaching English as a Foreign Language as her major subject and Anglophone Literary, Cultural and Media Studies as her minor subject at Justus Liebig University Giessen.
This is her guest article “Stop motion films: “a new world”

Jan Simon Schaefer

Jan Simon Schaefer studied English and Mathematics for Grammar Schools (Gymnasium) at Justus Liebig University Giessen. He then worked at the Teaching Centre of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture. Since March 2018 he is a research assistant in the project “Leistung macht Schule” (“Excellence in School Education”) at Wolfgang Hallet’s chair.

Here is his article  The CEFR Companion Volume

Frank Seidenfuss

Frank Seidenfuss is an American native speaker and has been working as a business administration assistant for 13 years.   Besides, he has also been a passionate freelance teacher of English for ten years. His website offers alternative ways of learning English for free.

Here is his guest article on Print dictionaries – a dying species

Dr. Wolfgang Zydatiß

After studying Chemistry and English, Wolfgang Zydatiß worked as a teacher at various schools in Berlin for several years. He then moved on to Edinburgh to study Applied Linguistics where he received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh. Returning to Germany he worked as a university lecturer, later as professor for Teaching English Language and Literature at the Teacher College in Berlin, and later at the Free University of Berlin. Currently he is a Senior Professor at Humboldt University in Berlin with a research focus on the Bilingual Classroom and Content and Language Integrated Learning.

This is the guest article Academic language and generic writing in school subjects

Read the guest article on Multilingualism, the Migration Society and Changes in Our Schools.

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